Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Teaser Tuesdays (57)

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly meme hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

Grab your current read 

Open to a random page 

Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page 

BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!) 

Share the title and author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!




My teasers this week:

"People clogged the streets, gawking up at the blazing rooftops. Helicopters circled with searchlights. If that wasn't exciting enough, my brother was wrangling a griffin, trying to untie a fishing boat from around its neck and keep the beast from eating our trainees." p. 31

"My mind was just beginning to process a thought-I am in danger-when the front door slammed shut behind me. I spun, grabbing for my wand, which I didn't have. Above me, at the top of the dark stairwell, a voice that was definitely not human hissed, 'Welcome home, Sadie Kane.'" p.67


The Throne of Fire by Rick Riordan

Two things I've come to expect from Rick Riordan's books: adventure and laugh out loud humor. Both are definitely present in The Throne of Fire!

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Ever since the gods of Ancient Egypt were unleashed in the modern world, Carter Kane and his sister Sadie have been in trouble. As descendants of the House of Life, the Kanes have some powers at their command, but the devious gods haven't given them much time to master their skills at Brooklyn House, which has become a training ground for young magicians.

And now their most threatening enemy yet - the chaos snake Apophis - is rising. If they don't prevent him from breaking free in a few days' time, the world will come to an end. In other words, it's a typical week for the Kane family.

To have any chance of battling the Forces of Chaos, the Kanes must revive the sun god Ra. But that would be a feat more powerful than any magician has ever accomplished.

First they have to search the world for the three sections of the Book of Ra, then they have to learn how to chant its spells. Oh, and did we mention that no one knows where Ra is exactly?

Narrated in two different wisecracking voices, featuring a large cast of new and unforgettable characters, and with adventures spanning the globe, this second installment in the Kane Chronicles is nothing short of a thrill ride.





18 comments:

  1. i really need to read something by this author! Great teasers!

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  2. thanks for sharing :)


    http://satinsbookishcorner.blogspot.com/2011/07/tuesday-teaser.html

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  3. Love the teasers. This book is somewhere on my TBR mountain. I'm glad you are enjoying it. Happy reading!

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  4. Here is mine:

    http://www.waltermason.com/2011/07/teaser-tuesdays.html

    Have you ever read Marianne DePierres? I think you would enjoy her stuff!

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  5. Thanks for sharing :)
    Here's mine: http://renthompsonishere.blogspot.com/2011/07/teaser-tuesday-dime-store-magic-by.html

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  6. Great teaser! New follower :)


    http://www.booksandbarks.com/2011/07/teaser-tuesday-river-marked-by-patricia.html

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  7. Interesting teaser.

    http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2011/07/teaser-tuesday.html

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  8. What a lovely teaser! I keep trying to get the first Percy Jackson book at the library but it's always out and I hate putting myself on the hold lists cuz I swear the books always come when I don't have time for them.

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  9. I've got this in The Pile somewhere. Great teasers.

    My historical romance TT.

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  10. Can't wait to read this one!
    http://booksreadingitall.blogspot.com/2011/07/teaser-tuesday-moonglass.html

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  11. Why have I not read this yet? I love the Percy Jackson series. Will have to get copies of his other books.
    Sally.
    http://theelifylop.blogspot.com/2011/07/teaser-tuesday-27.html

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  12. Sounds exciting! I read the Percy Jackson series but I never read this.
    My Teaser:
    http://fantasysink.blogspot.com/2011/07/teaser-tuesday-9.html

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  13. Great teasers!

    My TT, http://obsessionwithbooks.blogspot.com

    Have a nice week.

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  14. So excited for this! I love Rick Riordan and loved his Percy Jackson series as well as the Lost Hero!

    My teaser is below:

    Coffeelicious Bookaholic

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  15. I love the Percy Jackson series. I have to check this one out. My teaser at http://christinerains-writer.blogspot.com/

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